10th Annual – The Final Run for Randy Event


THURSDAY MAY 30, 2013!!!

We are SO proud of our community and truly humbled by the

love and support we have been shown over the past 10 yrs. 

Whether you’ve attended the Run for Randy once, or you’ve attended every year…

We THANK YOU and we truly hope you will join us for this year’s

10th and FINAL Run for Randy event!


 Run for Randy is an event held in memory and celebration of the life of Randy Palya. Randy was a 9 year old boy who, after a courageous battle with brain stem cancer, passed away in February 2004. Randy’s strength, courage and faith have been an inspiration to his family, friends and community. The event is a 3 mile run/walk held at Horse Fair Park in Spring Grove,IL.

Registration fee is $15 for adults, $10 for children (14 and younger), or $50 for a family.

Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Richmond/Spring Grove Food Pantry, Turning Point, Rainbows, Home of the Sparrow, Mainstay Therapeutic Riding Program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of McHenry County, and many more local charities, as well as supporting the Randy Palya Memorial Scholarship providing soccer, baseball, softball and basketball scholarships for families in need of assistance.

Participants receive a “Run for Randy” tee shirt, post race refreshments, and a warm feeling in their heart, knowing they have done something wonderful in memory of Randy! This event has grown over the years, and with YOUR HELP we can make this year’s 10th and final event the BIGGEST and BEST yet!!! We are so thankful for your support which has allowed Randy’s undying spirit to touch the lives of many special children!
We hope you will join us this year for the RUN FOR RANDY!

The Palya Family

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